Soviet Army Monument in Sofia Painted in Ukraine Colors

Society | February 23, 2014, Sunday // 12:52| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Soviet Army Monument in Sofia Painted in Ukraine Colors Photo by BGNES

The Soviet Army Monument in the Bulgarian capital Sofia was painted in solidarity with Ukraine.

A Ukrainian flag was drawn on the front fa?ade of the monument, with the message "Glory to Ukraine" written underneath in Ukrainian.

One of the soldier figures in the lower part of the monument was also colored in blue and yellow. Obscene words in reference to the Russian President Vladimir Putin were also written in graffiti.

February 23rd is the Day of the Fatherland Defender in Russia. Traditionally, diplomats from the Russian Embassy in Bulgaria visit the monument on this day to pay tribute to the soldiers killed in battle.

This is the 3rd time when the monument has been painted by unknown perpetrators. On a previous occasion, the act stirred outrage from the Russian Embassy in Sofia.

Society » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Soviet Army Monument, Ukraine, Russian Embassy, sofia
Advertisement All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria